HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Video & Multimedia (Forum) » Absurd Double Standard on...

Sun May 18, 2014, 05:51 PM

Absurd Double Standard on Bundy Cattle Ranch

Last edited Sun May 18, 2014, 09:18 PM - Edit history (2)

I personally think the Native American's make a very good point, however if he won that case it would open the door to chaos! Every place a treaty was broken would be fair game, which is probably most of the country. Bundy's situation is very different because it's based on lies with the family buying the ranch in the 1940's.

6 replies, 2390 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply Absurd Double Standard on Bundy Cattle Ranch (Original post)
Quixote1818 May 2014 OP
freshwest May 2014 #1
DeSwiss May 2014 #2
Quixote1818 May 2014 #3
Bohemianwriter May 2014 #6
Enthusiast May 2014 #4
tclambert May 2014 #5

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun May 18, 2014, 10:25 PM

1. I'd like to go back and seize some familial real estate in London from 500 years ago.

But the English don't respect my claim!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon May 19, 2014, 12:57 AM

2. I'm sure it was ''chaos'' for the Indians to lose it too. :-| n/t

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DeSwiss (Reply #2)

Mon May 19, 2014, 02:19 AM

3. I agree, but it's 150 years later and millions of people have settled on lands once set aside for

Native Americans where treaties were broken. Should they all be uprooted now because American politicians were fuck faces back then? These are tough issues for sure though and if there is a way to give a lot of those lands back to the Natives where people have not settled we probably should but I am not a layer and I don't know how the laws are written now.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #3)

Mon May 19, 2014, 04:03 PM

6. Many seems to have no problem with uprooting...

 

hundreds of thousands of Palestinians since 1947-48 for the exact same reason.

Save for one thing: Most immigrants to Israel are Russians, Americans and Europeans With little or no historical links to Palestine...

Germany was forced to pay damages to Jews. Same received land not belonging to them inhabited by historical Palestinians some Zionists claim never existed.

So it would be legally fair for the Native Americans to claim their land back so long as descendants of European immigrants squat on it, destroying what was once a pristine land with oil, gas, mega churches, McDonald's and malls...

Or...A compromise might be able to be made. Pay rent to the rightful owners... And clean up your stinking mess....

Just a thought...


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon May 19, 2014, 08:26 AM

4. But the Indians were heathens.

Or so the excuse went. Just one of the excuses. They were also "non-white".

Liberty and justice for all! A, not quite.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Mon May 19, 2014, 11:22 AM

5. Liberty and justice for all*

*white male property owners.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread